I have multiple families. I have the good ‘ol blood relations, the long time friends, and then I have my online family. Some people may think my internet friends aren’t real (it does sorta sound crazy… internet friends), but they are (I swear, they really are). I’ve connected with people that I would never have known if it wasn’t for blogging. Some amazing people that I love and consider part of my friend family.
I started The Paper Mama blog when the kiddo was a baby to hopefully connect with other mama’s, like myself. The community I discovered was amazing. I had my family and friends outside of the internet, but this online community was filling this need I had to communicate with people during the day that didn’t poop/barf on me. Being a new mama can be so lonely when you’re at home alone with no one to talk with. These bloggers came along and were going through all the same mom-things as I was. We connected. These friendships blossomed and now I have my online family.
I’ve now been friends with some of these online buddies for multiple years. A few of us have met in real life and got to chat over yummy food and a glass of wine, others I’ve only been able to chat through Skype (wine was still involved). I text/email/facebook/instagram/tweet these friends. Even though most of us are thousands of miles away from each other, the internet keeps us close.
So, all this talk of my internet family got me thinking. What would The Paper Mama family crest look like? Well, I used the Gallo Family Vineyards Crest Creator to create it. Yes. The fried chicken/bacon are necessary for this family. Here you are:
Gallo Family Vineyards also partnered with with Zazzle so you can get your family crest ON an actual product. They gave me a gift card to try it out and I will soon be the owner of The Paper Mama family crest coffee mug and grocery tote. Ha! I cannot wait. You can make your own family crest: for free. Yes. There’s quite the selection of adorable crests and illustrations to choose from to make your own. Enjoy! If you make a crest… tweet it at me! I’d love to see.
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